DC's Premier Leader in Executive Search Real Estate + Construction Since 1985



Since 1985, Oerth Associates has provided a strategic process to executive search. We assess your organizational structure, corporate culture, and other factors that directly impact recruitment. We outline a search plan that includes searching our extensive database for suitable matches. We evaluate candidates on many levels using our “gold standard” profiling system to ensure our candidates have the traits that will fit your culture and provide exceptional value to your team. Hands down we are the leader in DC.  


Since our founding in 1985, Oerth Associates is DC’s trusted executive search leader in real estate & construction. No recruiters have the institutional knowledge that we have. We recruit only for the best firms that offer excellent corporate cultures. We provide insight, advice, and objective information about your career. All contact with us is completely confidential. Please send your resume to ensure you will be contacted on any searches that are a fit for your background and interests. Or just give us a call.



Pamela Oerth Kolesnik, Founding Principal

Pam has more than 30 years experience and is a recognized expert in real estate & construction executive search. She was named “Top 40 under 40” by the Washington Business Journal and has been a frequent speaker at industry events including CREW and The Washington Building Congress. Pam was appointed to numerous boards and commissions, and is a past Chair of the Alexandria/Arlington Private Industry Council and the Alexandria Commission on Employment. Pam attended NYU and lives in Old Town Alexandria with her husband and rescue dog.


Genevieve Zirk, Principal

Genny joined Oerth Associates in 2002. She has an exceptional network and has an outstanding reputation that enables her to recruit and attract top-caliber candidates. Genny is passionate about people, and her insight and approach to the search process is highly regarded by our industry. Genny received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Siena College.  She lives in Clifton, VA with her husband and 3 boys.




Oerth Associates

Oerth Associates is the DC region’s premier executive search leader in real estate & construction.  Since 1985, our clients include the region’s best private & public real estate developers, advisory & construction management firms, and general contractors.

With Oerth, we are expert in understanding corporate cultures and assessing talent and motivation in people. We have long term relationships with our industry’s top performers and have an excellent reputation for delivering superior results.

We are the consummate insiders in DC. We have institutional knowledge of the region and understand the variables that impact successful recruitment and placement. We live here.  It’s our playing field.

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